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this morning, "your voice, your vote," the iowa caucuses surprises, upsetsv >> i love you people. >> and a humble donald trump. >> we finished secon and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. >> the candidate who says he hates losers losing the first presidential contest. upset. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa. and all across this great nation. >> for the democrats, a dead heat. >>e will transform this country. thank you all very much. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton locked in a virtual tie. >> join me, let's go win the nomination.
presidential ection. we're live in iowa with all angles covered and complete analysis. and we do say good tuesday morning, everyone. we'll start with the upset in iowa. >> despite enjoying a wide and steady lead in the polls donald trump has been handed a stunning defeat by texas senator ted cruz in yesterday's iowa republican caucus. the fiery conservative wildly un unpopular by his own party's leaders edged out a victory over trump after wooing the state's influential evangelical leaders. >> here's how it shook out. cruz beating trump by 4 percentage points and a surprisingly strong showing by florida senator marco rubio finishing in a very close third place. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton defeating -- declaring victory overnight but many think the neck and neck race with bernie sanders still
>> and the projected numbers do bear that out. a race split 50/50. >> in the first real test, there is no grand slam winner showing just how divided voters are in iowa. >> it could be an indication of the broader challenge, the candidates are now facing as they move ahead. abc's lana zak is live in des moines, iowa, with the latest. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. yes, the votes are still being counted here in iowa, b one thing is certain, those once presumed front-runners are watching their backs now as anything can happen in iowa. the iowa democratic chair says this was the closest caucus in history. >> it looks like we are in a virtrtl virtual tie. >> reporter: a razor thin margin separates bernie sanders and hillary clinton in iowa, a race too close to call. in some precincts a coin toss broke the delegate tie. >> tails. >> tails.
campaign saying this morning they believe they won. but clinton didn't officially declare victory in h speech, instead she took on the republicans. >> i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made be successful. so, as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> reporter: by contrast it was a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to america and the world morning is coming. >> reporter: and trump was gracious in his second place finish. >> iowa, we love, you. we thank you. i think i might come here and buy a farm. i love it, okay. >> reporter: just one point behind him marco rubio riding a wave of support. >> for months they told us because she offered so ch optimism we had no chance.
seeing signs f the field is winnowing. martin o'malley and mike huckabee announcing they will be suspending their campaigns with potentially more to come as we head now into new hampshire. reena, kendis. >> all right, new hampshire just one week away, lana yak in des moines for us, thank you. as you just heard there in the words of bernie sanders he and hillary clinton are locked in a virtual tie. >> the clinton campaign however declared victory overnight after this upbeat rally that lana alluded to and avoided a losos like she suffered in 2008. matthew dowd explains what's next. >ike donald trump she had an opportunity to basically start to put the race away with a clear victory tonight. she didn't get that so now she faces a likely loss in new hampshire so the next place she can win is south carolina, so that race is now which could have been shortened if she had won tonight overwhelmingly is now going to be a much longer race and go into march for sure. >> iowa voters delivered a split decision for the republicans, as
away from donald trump to win. >> trump barely ahead of marco rubio whose strong performance was another big headline. abc's thrill director rick klein on the state of that race. >> reporter: now there are two viable alternatives to trump, one in ted cruz, the surprise even comeback winner taking on the conservative path and then marco rubio, another 40-something cuban-american senator finishing a close third placac offering an optimistic vision. to donald trump republicans a question of regrouping. are his supporters for real and now the next one in new hampshire a weekk away becomes even more important. trump now tryryg to bounce back, show his initial surge in the polls was for real now that voters are weighing in, a big-time curveball here in iowa. reena and kendis. >> thanks to rick klein in des moines. overnight the candidates are taking to social media. >> well, usual vocal donald trump staying off twitter but hillary clinton wasted no time
who gives your all to support this campaign. you madehis possible. >> ted cruz already looking forward to being on stage with clinton tweeting last night, i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton. we will win by speaking the truth. >> and marco rubio asking for support after a big night saying thank you for a great night, iowa. donate now, help us continue the momentum. of course. od time to ask. the iowa results shook up thehe republican field and now candidates are battling for new hampshire. ohio governor john kasich held three town hall meetingss yesterday and new jersey governor chris christie also in the granite state, the new tonight. >> and our political t tm will be heading to new hampshire. the next republican debate right here on abc, it is this saturday, moderated by "world news tonight" an authorize davivi martha raddatz. >> stay with abc news for the latest on the ccuses later in
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>> as you can see earlier that radar map reaches the plains states today right there. heavy snowto the north, severe thunderstorms in the southern plains. >> let's get the complete forecast from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> thank you, kendis, reena, we are tracking a very dangerous storm that is sliding throughout the midwest. now we're expecting it to move from denver right into nebraska andd kansas into iowa and right up towards wisconsin. talking about problems with whiteouts, significant road closures as a result of this, blowing and drifting snow. now, that's the cold side of this system. the warmer side, we have a serious threat of severe weather covering the deep south entire lower mississippi valley region which includes mississippi, alabama, as well ass up towards missouri, arkansas and louisiana, but right here where we see the greatest risklong the mississippi river a targeted
tuesday, travel delays up towards minnesota. a business headline. google's parent company holes the top spot on the list of world's most valuable companies. when the market opens this morning, alphabet will be worth about $544 billion. that's about 6 billion more than apple. the iphone maker had been the most valuable public company since 2011. free snacks are coming back to american airlines,s nation's biggest carrier says they will available on some cross country flights this month. coach and all domestic flights will enjoy them by april. the announcement came just as united airlines began offering the freebies, as well. >> if they can add one free bag check-in, that would be good. the latest from iowa. tight races for both pears especially for the democrats. we'll have an update. and injured on the job, a reporter and photographer
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as well as the ohio valley will be wet but further south, the roads may be flooded. drivers should watch out for whiteout conditions from the rockies to the midwest and roads will be white along most of the west coast. ifou're flying airport delays likeliest in memphis, new orleans, minneapolis, chicago and detroit. let's return to our top story right now,@ the race for the white house and the one big loser in yesterday's iowa caucuses, the predictable. >> bernie sanders battling @ hillary clinton to a tie without a centf superpac money pulling on a tide of enthusiasm for first time voters. clinton, the one time inevitable winner delivered an upbeat speech that claimed neither victory nor defeat and a short time ago her campaign calling her the winner. >> on the republican side ted cruz pulled out a victory over donald trump by trash talking the washington elites at every campaign stop. billionaire donald trump who trash talked pretty much everybody barely hung on to second place. marco rubio with a strong third place finish now positioning himself as a moderate
who really put donald trump to the test a abc's jon karl was at crud's headquarters last night. >> reporter: ted cruz is the first repubcan to get into a brawl with donald trump and to beat him. this was a triumphant organization. he did it with a single-minded focus on iowa and the evangelical voters thatdominate here, as for donald trump, he has a new title, loser after dominating the polls foronths, he has now lost the first contest, in fact, marco rubio had such a strong showing here, 23% that he almostbeat trump out for second place. well, let me tell you this is just the beginning. donald trump is now on his way to new hampshire, a state where he has a huge lead, far bigger than he ever had in iowa so stay% tuned. we've got a long way to go. >> and something else we're just noticing, someone appears to be having fun with donald trump. if you go to losers.com, it actually redirects you to
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time now to check "the pulse" starting with a lucky break for hillary clinton. when they counted the votes at one iowa caucus precinct she and bernie sanders were tied so t ty settled it with a coin toss. >> yeah. well, that's what the rules say and when the results were announced, clinton supporters celebrated with a cheer and parently this wasn't the only precinct to resort to a coin toss.
won them proving itt seems that lady luck was in her camp. who knew a coin toss. >> in this day and age would decide an election. >> theact that the polls are just so clothe for both that three possibly could have gone to hillary over a coin toss. >> exactly. she's very lucky. i'm sure some nfl teams would be help to have her. up next, a new idea about how7to deal with an unwanted eye in the sky. >> yeah, take this drone, for example, let's say it was flying where it shunting. the solution, eagles. they are training them to take down drones in the netherlands. dutch police say the eagles are taught to see a drone as prey. then they catch it and they take it to a safe place. testing them will continue for a few more months before a final made. what do you think about this. >> it's kind of a neat concept. i mean, drones are sort of a predator for many of u at these sporting events and such. >> i hope that -- it's
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checking our top story, no grand slam w wner in this year's iowa caucuses. ted cruz edged out donald trump by four percentage points with marco rubio a close third and the race is still too close to call between hillary clinton and bernie sanders, though the clinton campaign did declare victory overnight. bill cosby's attorneys says the charges should b thrown out. he had a deal with the district attorney's office that promised no prosecution. a judge will hear arguments today. scenes like this will be coming today in the northern plains where a blizzard is expected for the south. it'll be severe thunderstorms. today's weather, that blizzard heading to the northern plains but chicago and denver will be too warm for much snow. severe storms for the southern plains and deep south. well, finally for us this morning it was one of the greatest cons in history, bernie madoff swindling millions from his clients in a ponzi scheme
>> two-part miniseries that debuts tomorrow night that takes us inside his madness and elizabeth hur has a preview. >> you want to know how to get people to trust you with their money. >> reporter: "madoff" turned niseries tells the story of the ponzi scheme king. >> people give me their money and i make them richer than god. >> repter: who became the face of financial corruption. >> there was a bombshell in the bernard madoff case. >> reporter: now servi 150 years in prison for bilking investors out of billions of dollars. >> it's an extraordinary and complex role. >> reporter: for academy award winning actor richard dreyfuss. >> i lived in bayside. he lived in bayside. that meant that i really did have a certain understanding. >> reporter: portraying bernie madoff was personal.
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